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Government accounting has been a key practice area of Smith Schafer for over 45 years. You will work with detail-oriented auditors and consultants who provide results that meet the demands of government agencies. We help you analyze and address financial, operational and regulatory issues so you can focus attention on serving your citizens. 

Understanding your structure and the unique accounting and administrative issues you face is critical to providing sound financial advice. Smith Schafer has developed a solid understanding of Minnesota Governments and the issues they face through our experience serving our many governmental clients. Our Government Service Group is committed to serving over 70 Minnesota government entities

Smith Schafer is not only known for our deep experience, we are also known for our finance presentations. Our Principals understand the challenges board members face when presenting reports. We go beyond the expected protocol and deliver clear and relevant presentations.


Transition Concerns

We strive to make the transition smooth for our new governmental clients and pride ourselves in performing this process professionally and with courtesy as it relates to working with an organization’s predecessor. 


We provide the following services to assist state and local governments in maximizing their financial performance:

Entities We Serve:

  • Cities/Towns
  • Fire Relief Associations
  • Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
  • School Districts

Actively involved in the industry we serve, we are proud members of:

  • League of Minnesota Cities (LMC)
  • GFOA Certificate Review Program
  • AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center
  • PrimeGlobal Audit & Assurance committee
  • MN Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs


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